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Welcome to Year 4!


Welcome back to our final half term in year 4.  We have lots of exciting things planned for our final 7 weeks. 


During this half term we will be answering the question ‘Why is the ship canal so important to Manchester?’ as part of our Geography unit.


We will be learning about what the Manchester ship canal is used for and how it was constructed.  We will also be looking at its links to Livepool and the trade it had brought to Manchester as well as why people would want to live near it. 


In Science we will be answering the question 'Why is the music made by ‘one Direction’ enjoyed by so many?' as part of our unit on sound.  During this unit we will be looking at how sound travels and how our ears work to actually hear sounds. 


In Literacy the children will be reading a story set in a circus called Fizzlebert Stump and completing some pieces of writing linked to the text. We will also be visiting Blackpool Tower and Circus as part of this unit. 


In Maths the children will be finishing our topic on decimals and starting working through our new topics of Money, Mass, volume and length and Geometry.


In R.E the children will be learning about the beliefs and practices in Hinduism. As part of our PSHCE unit the children will be learning all about changes and as part pf our British Values topic the children will be completing work on ‘The rule of law’.


Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.


Dates for your diary

Wednesday 14th June- Trip to the Bridgewater hall to play with the Hallé orchestra

Thursday 15th June- Year 4 class assembly

Thursday 29th June- Summer fair

Wednesday 12th July- Trip to Blackpool Tower and circus

Tuesday 18th July- Mela

Thursday 20th July- Finish for summer at 2pm

         Key Information     


PE - Children will require their P.E. kits every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will  participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.


Spellings – Children will be given a spelling list every Monday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings on the following Tuesday. To support them further, encourage your child to form sentences with the words given as well as research the meaning of any they are unsure of. 


Learning log – Children will be given learning log challenges each half term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas.


Books – Reading books will be changed every Monday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school each Monday. Library books will be changed every two weeks. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the school day.


Mrs Thomas and Mrs Khan


Year 4 Trip to the Bridgewater Hall

Road Safety Day

Road Safety Day 1

RE trip to the Mandir Temple in Bolton

Bring a parent to school

Creating our winter reflection art using water colours, oil pastels and chalk

Our value hands

Health week- making pizza. Obviously we had to test it before our parents!

Book character day!

Book character day! 1

Useful information and links

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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